Epstein Institute Seminar Series

Academic Year 2016-2017

For academic years prior to 2015-2016, please visit our archive seminar page.

Fall 2016

9/6 John Carlsson, University of Southern California
New Problems in Modern Logistical Systems

9/13 Tapas K. Das, University of South Florida
Upgrading Electric Power Market Infrastructure via Dynamic Pricing and Demand Response

9/20 Hongbo Dong, Washington State University
Exploiting Quadratic and Separable Structures in Nonconvex Quadratic Programs via Lift-andProject

9/27 Michael Overton, New York University Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences
Nonsmooth, Nonconvex Optimization: Algorithms and Examples

10/4 Anton Kleywegt, Georgia Tech
Distributionally Robust Stochastic Optimization Using Wasserstein Distance

10/18 Matthew Plumlee, University of Michigan
Bayesian Calibration of Complex Systems: Methods, Applications, and Lingering Issues

10/25 Jack Zhou, Drexel University
4D Printing with Photoactive Shape-Changing Polymer

11/1 Asen Dontchev, University of Michigan
Metrically Regular Differential Generalized Equations

11/8 Hani Mahmassani, Northwestern University
Autonomous Vehicles & Connected Systems: Shared Fleet Mobility Models & Flow Implications

11/22 Steven Low, California Institute of Technology
Optimal Power Flow: Online Algorithm & Fast Dynamics

11/29 Benjamin Hobbs, Johns Hopkins University
How Can We Use Optimization to Design Electric Power Markets to Support Socially Optimal

Spring 2017

1/10 Timothy Simpson, Pennsylvania State University
Design Challenges & Research Opportunities in Additive Manufacturing: Perspectives from an Additive Manufacturing Demonstration Facility

1/17 Timothy Chan, University of Toronto
Inverse Optimization: Closed-Form Solutions, Geometry and Goodness of Fit

1/31 Alexandre Bayen, University of California – Berkeley
Distributed Learning Dynamics Convergence in Routing Games

2/7 Dušan M. Stipanović, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Control Dynamic Systems with Multiple Objectives

2/14 Oguzhang Alagoz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
A Mathematical Modeling Framework to Personalize Mammography Screening Decisions

2/21 Benjamin Recht, University of California – Berkeley
Optimization Challenges in Deep Learning

2/28 Mariel Lavieri, University of Michigan
Personalizing Management of Glaucoma Patients

3/7 Daniel Robinson, Johns Hopkins University
Scalable Optimization Algorithms for Large-Scale Subspace Clustering

3/28 Ilan Adler, University of California – Berkeley
Incentive Compatible Mechanisms for the Secretary Problem

4/4 Elizabeth Tseng, Pacific Biosciences
Applying Long Read DNA Sequencing for Genome Assembly and Transcriptome Analysis: Existing Solutions and Open Problems

4/11 Ran Jin, Virginia Tech University
Smart Manufacturing Modeling with Functional Data

4/18 Mark Brown, Columbia University
Taylor’s Law via Ratios, for Some Distributions with Infinite Mean

4/25 Alper Atamturk, University of California – Berkeley
Combinatorial Optimization with a Probabilistic Objective

Academic Year 2015-2016

Fall 2015

9/1 John Mitchell, Rensselaer Polytechnic University
A Convex Reformulation of Rank-Constrained Optimization Problems

9/8 Jack Xin, University of California, Irvine
Minimizing the Difference of L1 and L2 Norms and Applications

9/15 Andrew Liu, Purdue University
Convergent Decentralized Algorithms for Certain Nash Equilibrium Problems

9/22 Mahdi Soltanolkotabi, University of Southern California
Solving Quadratic Equations via Non-convex Optimization: Theory and Algorithms

9/29 Jingyan Dong, North Carolina State University
Electrohydrodynamic  (EHD) Printing for High Resolution 2D Patterning and Additive Manufacturing

10/6 Xuegang Ban, Rensselaer Polytechnic University
Emission Modeling and Control on Dynamic Transportation Networks

10/20 Yanfeng Ouyang, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign
Enhancing Service Facility Reliability against the Threat of Disruptions

10/27 Xiaoping Qian, University of Wisconsin – Madison
Topology Optimization of Multi-Physics Systems

11/3 Bianca Maria Colosimo, Politecnico di Milano
Statistical Quality Monitoring of Advanced Manufacturing Processes: Open Challenges and Possible Solutions

11/10 Darinka Dentcheva, Stevens Institute of Technology
Optimization Problems with Stochastic Order Constraints

11/17 Arman Sabbaghi, Purdue University
New Perspectives on Tests for Co-Primary and Secondary Endpoints

Spring 2016

1/12 Denis Cormier, Rochester Institute of Technology,
Multifunctional 3D Printing

1/19 Michael Katehakis, Rutgers University
Asymptotically Optimal Polices for Multi Armed Bandit Models under Generalized Ranking

1/26 Lauren Cipriano, Western University in London, Canada
Identifying Best Fitting Inputs in Multi Target Model Calibration

2/2 Chaithanya Bandi, Northwestern – Kellogg School of Management
Resource Allocation under Ambiguous Risk Preferences

2/16 Tong Wang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Machine Learning Tools for Finding Decision-Oriented Patterns in Data

2/25 Meisam Razaviyayn, Stanford University
Data Science for High Throughput Sequencing

3/1 Eric Horvitz, Microsoft Research Lab
Data, Predictions, and Decisions in Support of People and Society

3/8 Karen Smilowitz, Northwestern University
Logistical Challenges at Mass Participation Events: Operations Research Models for Marathon Planning

3/29 Radhika Kulkarni, SAS Institute
Eberhard Rechtin Lecture: Big Data & Big Analytics – Opportunities for Inter-Disciplinary Innovation

4/12 Andrew Schaefer, Rice University
How to Value a Prearranged Paired Kidney Exchange? A Stochastic Game Approach

4/26 Yufeng Liu, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
New Supervised Learning Techniques with Applications to Neuroimaging Data